Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Withitness


Some people love the experimental in poetry
Poetry, in the experimental, love some people
Love poetry, experimental people. Some
Lovesome

Challenging all preconceptions
Preconceptions all challenging…
Preconceptions challenging all
All-challenging

Playing with outmoded language
Language playing outmoded
With playing language
Language-playing

But with an implicit social critique
Critique but social
An implicit but
Critique-implicit

In the spirit of post modern irony
Irony modern in spirit
Spirit in modern
Post-irony

Look Ma I can stand on my head
Stand Ma on head
Stand on my Ma I can
Can-head

All-challenging language-playing
Post-irony
Critique-implic it
Lovesome?

Submitted: Friday, July 06, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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  • Rookie Not a member No 4 (7/6/2007 5:42:00 AM)

    Glad you went 'post irony' Michael. That took you right to the front of the field. Funny, inventive, timely, and right out there withit cool. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/6/2007 5:26:00 AM)

    My mis-spelling of 'neither' was purely in the spirit of irony! ! ! ! :) t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/6/2007 5:25:00 AM)

    M, I believe this piece brings us into post-post-post-post modernism? (And mine hasn't arrived yet) . (Niether post nor modernity) . Actually, you remind me of Richard Rorty here. 'Contingency, Irony and Solidarity' - my favourite book - but distinctly lacking the first and last. Please can you remove that tongue from your cheek and write some more? (Or leaving it there is good also) .. t xxx (Report) Reply

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